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Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
Students can earn credits, use release time at NCA
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
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Engaged - Benning and Notch
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Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Youth day comes together
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
Matthew W. Lepak
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LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
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On The Street
Ag department confirms emerald ash borer infestation in Shoreview, Minn.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) confirmed an emerald ash borer infestation in an ash tree in a Shoreview residential neighborhood Friday. The infestation was discovered after the property owner noticed signs of a potential infestation and contacted...
July 24, 2011 - 11:51am
May 30, 2011
Arbor Day Foundation booklet identifies trees
The Arbor Day Foundation has a booklet that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The booklet, "What Tree Is That?," is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization. What Tree Is That? is a fun, easy-to-use tree identification guide...
May 30, 2011 - 3:43pm
April 22, 2011
Douglas Soil and Water reminds public to order trees
The Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) staff reminds the public to send in their tree order. There are still a good variety of trees to choose from, including small and large shrubs, deciduous trees, evergreen trees and potted evergreens. The SWCD staff is also available...
April 22, 2011 - 12:00am
February 26, 2011
Spring is in the air: Join Arbor Day Foundation in March and receive 10 trees
Celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to participate. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2011 and receive 10 white pine trees. "White pines are such a versatile tree that adds beauty to your home and neighborhood...
February 26, 2011 - 4:24pm
Ag leaders implement quarantine to protect state's walnut trees from deadly disease
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson this week moved to protect the state's 6 million eastern black walnut trees and the state's walnut timber producers by issuing a temporary exterior quarantine restricting the import of walnut trees and certain...
February 26, 2011 - 2:04pm
February 2, 2011
City gets update on Highway 29 tree issue
The city of Alexandria, a group of concerned business owners and the Minnesota Department of Transportation are trying to come up with a plan about what to do with the trees along the Highway 29 South corridor. Business owners on the west side of the highway say the trees, when in...
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am
January 12, 2011
Conservation district can help with tree planting projects
Tree plantings can provide a number of different benefits from energy conservation, reducing snow delivery to roadways, providing wildlife habitat, aesthetics, farmstead protection from wind and snow, forestry production, reducing soil erosion by wind, stream bank protection and buffering...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
December 27, 2010
Be sure to dispose of Christmas trees properly
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is offering reminders to keep folks fire-safe as they wind down the holiday season. Roughly one-third of home fires and home fire deaths occur in December, January and February, according to NFPA. Although Christmas tree fires are...
December 27, 2010 - 10:35am
December 15, 2010
Caring for your fresh-cut Christmas tree
One of my favorite holiday traditions is the selection of our fresh-cut Christmas tree. We often traipse through snow filled fields in bitterly cold weather to find that perfect tree. The end result is worth the frosted nose and rosy cheeks. Cut and placed in water immediately, our...
December 15, 2010 - 12:00am
November 21, 2010
Christmas tree supplies in tip-top shape this season
Minnesota has a fresh, fragrant crop of Christmas trees this year thanks to a great growing season. Many tree farms will open for business the day after Thanksgiving and growers say the selection will be fabulous. "This year, the trees are exceptionally moist and fragrant because...
November 21, 2010 - 12:20pm
October 6, 2010
All spruced up: Site of proposed high school gets nearly 200 trees
The site of the proposed new high school was spruced up last week with the addition of nearly 200 trees. Last Wednesday, about 30 volunteers...
October 6, 2010 - 12:00am
October 1, 2010
Storm-toppled trees keep REA crews busy
Pouring rain, howling wind and crashing thunder are not the only products of thunder storms. Power outages are another common side effect of...
October 1, 2010 - 12:00am
August 29, 2010
Session offers advice about emerald ash borers
The emerald ash borer is headed your way. What are you going to do? Get the facts about the infestation and your options as a property owner with ash trees during a three-hour intensive presentation at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, September 11,...
August 29, 2010 - 12:01pm
June 23, 2010
Trees planted near speedway
A joint effort by the Douglas County Fair Board, Viking Speedway, Klimek's Tree Service and Klimek Brothers Well Drilling resulted in a row of...
June 23, 2010 - 12:00am
June 16, 2010
The best tway to water a tree
Planting has been very challenging this season. The excessive warmth of Memorial Day weekend, the relatively low humidity, and the windy weather has damaged many young transplants. A spot of well placed water (or sustained sprinkler action) has retrieved many plants from the brink...
June 16, 2010 - 12:00am